PAK v ENG 1st T20: TV Guide, Streaming, Preview, Prediction, Possible XI
Pakistan v England 1st T20 International Match on August 28 at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester; the game starts at 06:00 PM GMT. In this series, three test matches being played between England and Pakistan, only one game ends with a result, other two games were drawn due to rainy days, so England ends up winning the test series, now they move to Manchester for the three vitality international twenty20 series, in the shorter format of cricket, both teams are favorite because in T20 cricket, teams that play better cricket in those hours will surely win the game, but having home advantage, England have used to play on those pitches and more experience to face bowling with ease while visitors team might take time to adapt to those conditions to create momentum.
Date: August 28, 2020
Match: Pakistan vs England, 1st T20I
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Time: 09:30 PM IST, 04:00 PM GMT, 05:00 PM LOCAL
Prediction: England likely to win.
ENG Possible XI: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Joe Denly, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid
PAK Possible XI: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi
England T20 Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali , Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey
Pakistan T20 Squad: Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz
Babar Azam will lead the side, which includes a mix of experience and youth. At 39 years old, Mohammad Hafeez is the oldest member of the squad while Naseem Shah, more than 20 years Hafeez’s junior, is the youngest. As well as Babar and Naseem, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, and Shaheen Afridi are also included having played in the Test series between the teams. Pakistan’s T20I side were last in action against Bangladesh in January this year, when they secured a 2-0 series win, with Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Hafeez all collecting half-centuries.
England National Selectors also named a 14-strong team for the men’s three Vitality T20s against Pakistan starting on Friday 28 August at Emirates Old Trafford. The three-match series will be played behind closed doors, in a bio-secure environment at the Manchester venue. The Eoin Morgan-led side features a brand-new look as the selectors have opted against selecting those who are currently engaged in the Test series as part of workload management. While there aren’t any uncapped players in the squad, the likes of Tom Banton, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood and Lewis Gregory, who have played only a handful of T20I matches, will get an opportunity to make a mark. Squad of 14-man named for three-match series to be played in a bio-secure environment at Emirates Old Trafford. In addition to Morgan, the other experienced members include Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, and Chris Jordan among others. All three Vitality T20Is will be played at Old Trafford between 28 August and 1 September. England have also named Pat Brown, Liam Livingstone, and Reece Topley as reserves.
Without the injured Jason Roy, Tom Banton will get a chance to perform at the top of the order after batting at the four and five positions during the one-day international (ODI) series against Ireland. Joe Denly, who missed the Ireland series, probably return to international cricket for the first time since being dropped from the Test side while David Willey, Chris Jordan, and Tom Curran possibly get the first chance to perform in the fast-bowling department.
The tourists have a 17-man squad for this series which gives them more opportunities to select players based upon experiences. Mohammad Rizwan’s performed excellently in the Test series may prompt Pakistan to select him as the wicket-keeper over former captain Sarfraz Ahmed while Babar Azam spoke highly of Shadab Khan’s credentials in the pre-match press conference. As such, Khan looks likely to form a twin spin attack with Imad Wasim. Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir should add plenty of experience and class to the fast-bowling department.
Where to watch this match live on TV and Where to Live Stream
Sony Six and Sony Six HD to broadcast live coverage of Pakistan v England three-match Test and three-match T20 International (T20I) series in India and its subcontinent (Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Maldives) countries, all matches streamed live in the Indian subcontinent on SonyLiv (Website, App). SuperSport to telecast live coverage of England vs Pakistan three-match Test and three-match T20 International (T20I) series in South Africa; all matches live streamed on the SuperSport digital platform (Website, App).
Cricket viewers in the United States can watch Pakistan cricket team’s tour of England on Willow TV and Sky Sports Cricket to broadcast live coverage in the United Kingdom. Fox Sports has acquired exclusive media rights for the tournament; they will telecast all matches of the competition in Australia on Fox Sports while viewers can also watch online on Foxtel Sports digital platform. Kayo Sports will live stream matches in Australia, a new digital platform in Australia to watch cricket matches online. The Foxtel App is the better option if you already have a TV subscription, while Foxtel Now is the way to go if you only want to stream Foxtel channels.
- India: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, SonyLiv
- UK: Sky Sports Cricket
- USA: Willow TV
- South Africa: SuperSport
- Australia: Fox Sports
- Pakistan: PTV Sports, Ten Sports Pakistan
- Caribbean: ESPN Caribbean
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